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Frederick Bruno RYDER & Elizabeth HANKINS - Cambridge New Zealand

RUGE, Frederick Bruno
Bruno was born about 1852 and was a hair dresser when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 6 November 1883. He married Elizabeth Hankins and they had four children.
Elizabeth died suddenly aged 47 on 27 September 1909 and Bruno died 9 September 1921


The children of Frederick & Elizabeth were:

1881 - ? Annie Louisa May Ruge
- Annie married Frederick Charles THOMASEN in 1911

1883 - 1969 Charles Frederick Reinhold Ruge
- Charles married Margery Hilda MALINS (1891-1956) in 1914

1885 - 1964 Alice Ida Marion Ruge
- Alice married George DREW in 1912

1898 - Amy Millicent Ruge
- nothing known

Frederick Bruno Ruge died in 1921 aged 69

Frederick Christian ZANTUCK Richmond, Tasmania to Woodville New Zealand

Frederick Christian ZANTUCK was born in 1885 in Richmond, Tasmania Australia
- his parents were Louis Herman Joseph Zantuck & Mary Kline of Hutton Park, Jericho, Tasmania
- his paternal grandparents, Johan Frederick Augustus Zantuck and Louisa Johanna Hormuth, were from Deutsch Netkov, Frankfurt, Prussia.
They had emigrated to Tasmania on the SAN FRANCISCO which departed from Hamburg, arriving in Hobart 2 Nov 1855 with 42 immigrants on board.
German-speaking Immigration in Tasmania in the 19th Century


Frederick's siblings were:
22 May 1882 - Louisa Matilda May Zantuck
- married Arthur Barwick

31 May 1884 - Ida Minnie Grace Zantuck

19 April 1888 - Elvie Mina Zantuck

10 Nov 1890 - Vera Mary Zantuck
- married Robert Tillack

28 May 1893 - Hidla May Zantuck

18 Jan 1896 - Vernon Louis Zantuck
- married Bridget McAuliff


- Frederick married Ethel Jane ?
- he served in WWI with the NZ Force at the age of 31

Serial No.: 39928

First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer
Next of Kin: Mrs E.J. Zantuck (wife) 7 Angus Avenue, Wellington South, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 23rd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 14 March 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 79
Vessel: Ruapehu
Destination: Devonport, England

They were living in Wellington in 1917

Frederick died aged 82 on 18th OCtober 1967
- he is buried in PLOT 43, BLOCK A at RSA Woodville Cemetery
- the burial details have him incorrectly listed as 67

Ethel Jane died aged 66 in 1954
- her burial details unknown at this time

thanks to 1daisy and her message of 9-2-2011:
... I do not know where you obtained your information for the familytreecircles, however it would appear you have two families mixed as there were two Frederick Christian Zantucks and their fathers were brothers.
One, (my uncle) I know went to New Zealand, I do not know if her was in the Armed forces. I do know the other FCZ was in the Forces. The siblings mentioned in the article refer to my family although there was a sibling missing - Eileen (married William Ray) dob born 8th March 1901 dod 11 June 1940. Another fact I do know and that is both FCZ's had siblings of the same name -
Another fact I know is that my uncle FCZ died prior to 1965 - not sure when but I do remember bringing my father home from hospital the day he died, and VLZ didnt die until 1965.
Another fact which is not correct is that Ida Minnie Grace born 22 May 1982 should be Ida Minnie May.
I realize that it may be confusing with cousins having the same names but the father of FCZ who was in the Forces was John Frederick born 7 June 1858 - dont know the mothers name.
My email is dragonfly_28@aapt.net.au and I would be interested to hear your comments ...

- 1daisy posted a journal 9-2-2011:
ZANTUCH to ZANTUCK

A family tree for this family of ZANTUCK by the Archives Office of Tasmania

Frederick Clement UTTING Albertland, Rodney, Wellsford 1880s

Frederic Clement UTTING was born in 1861 in Albertland, Rodney - 11km west of Wellsford, New Zealand

His parents are not known at this time - can you help?
- thanks to a message from Rob Utting on 29-8-2010 who wrote: "he was my great-grandfather, son of Frederic James Utting, from Wisbeck (Kings Lynn) Norfolk, England"

He married Anna Maria TURNER in 1882
- they had 5 sons:

1883 Charles William Utting
- he married Ethel Lily BLACK in 1904
- he married Gertrude Clarabel Olive BURROW in 1910
- he died in 1968 aged 84

1885 Herbert/Henry Martin Utting
- he died in 1903 aged 18

1887 Frederic James Utting
- he married Elizabeth Emma DAVIES
- he died in 1984 aged 97

1890 William Christopher Utting
- he married Kate MacPHERSON
- he died in 1972 aged 82

1893 Walter Edwin Utting
- he died in 1935 aged 41

Ann died in 1900 at the age of 37
In 1903 Frederick Clement remarried to Sarah Ann SHEPHERD
- she was one of 13 children to John Shepherd and Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM. John and Sarah had married in England in 1858, had 2 children then emigrated to New Zealand on the HANOVER into Waitemata Harbour in 1862. They had another 11 children in Albertland. Sarah was the 2nd born in New Zealand

Frederick and Sarah had 4 children:
1904 Harry Victor Utting
- he married Gladys Ross ROBERTS
- he died in 1965 aged 60

1905 Emily Gertrude Utting
- she married George Alan WORTH
- she died in 1984 a day after her 79th birthday

1907 Clifford John Utting
- he died in 1980 aged 73

1909 Frank Percy Utting
- he married Mary BLACKLEDGE
- he died in 1977 aged 67

Frederick DUSCHKA + Charlotte GEORGE married in Waihi 1913

Frederick William (Friedrich Wilhelm) DUSCHKA
- born in Victoria Australia in about 1881
- he was an Engine Driver & Miner in Waihi
- he also enjoyed playing bowls for the Waihi Club
- he married Charlotte GEORGE in 1913
- he died 13th April 1933 aged 52
- he is buried in LOT 343, BLOCK F at Waihi Public Cemetery

Charlotte 'Lottie' GEORGE
- born in Thames Coromandel New Zealand in about 1886
- Lottie was an assistant at the Parawai School in Thames
- she married Frederick William DUSCHKA in 1913
- she died 31st May 1969 aged 83
- she is buried in LOT 418, BLOCK G at Waihi Public Cemetery

In August 1913 Lottie's wedding was reported in their local paper the 'Thames Star': ... The wedding was solemnised at St John's Church, Waihi (Rev. Cleary officiating), of Miss Lottie George, daughter of Mr W. H. George, of Waihi, and formerly assistant at the Parawai School, Thames, and Mr R. W. Duschka, of Waihi. The bridesmaid wore creme satin and the usual veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by her sister Mary as bridesmaid, who was attired in a salmon pink Russian costume and hat to match. Both carried bouguets, the artistic work of Miss J. Scott of Thames. Mr H. Langdon was best man. The happy couple left by motor for Rotorua, where the honeymoon is being spent, the bride travelling in a smart navy tailormade costume. Many Thames residents were among the guests

In April 1918 Fred was called up for military duty in the 1st Ballot in the Second Division for the Hauraki Military District.
In June 1918 his employers, the Waihi Gold Mine Co. Ltd, appealed and he was granted exemption (as were a great deal of their mining employees) because the Government had indictated that the supply of gold won in New Zealand must be kept up as much as possible

Frederick James LIGHTOLLER & Joyce GLADWIN - New Zealand

Frederick James Lightoller married Joyce Gladwin in 1885

other LIGHTOLLER MARRIAGES in New Zealand


the children of Frederick & Joyce were:

1894 - 1894 Anne Lightoller
- Anne died aged 6 months

1895 - 1949 Alice Lightoller

1899 - 1960 Frederick Lightoller

1901 - 1923 Joyce Lightoller

1904 - 1905 Helen Lightoller
- Helen died aged 10 months

... see above link for their spouses

Frederick RISDON + Emma FULLER - New Zealand

Frederick RISDON married Emma FULLER in 1870


their known children were:

1872 - 1937 Ellen Jane Risdon
- Ellen married Alfred Charles HOWE (1863-1937) in 1898

1873 - Frederick William Risdon
- nothing known

1876 - 1878 David Coleman Risdon
- David died aged 1

1878 - 1912 Alfred James Risdon
- Alfred died aged 34

1881 - Florence Emma Risdon
- Florence married Albert Charles CUGLEY in 1907



other RISDON marriages

Frederick Thomas HARDING + Rosina Warner WRIGHT - Masterton

Frederick Thomas HARDING (1846-1913)
married in New Zealand on Christmas Eve 1877 to:
Rosina Warner WRIGHT (1857-1939)


FREDERICK & ROSINA had 14 known CHILDREN

... 1
1878 - 1897 Ada May Harding

ADA died 10 April 1897 aged 19
- she is buried Plot AMH, Row 6, Area Plan V at Archer street, Masterton


... 2
1879 - ? Rosina Isabel Harding

- Rosina married Herbert Martin WILTON (1879-1919) in 1900
- their known children:
1900 - 1900 Herbert Martin Wilton
- Herbert died aged 1 month
1902 - 1914 Ethel May Constance Wilton
- Ethel died aged 12
1903 - Warner Rose Elizabeth Wilton
1906 - Beatrice Mabel Wilton
- Rosina & Herbert divorced & Herbert remarried to Eunice Mary RALPH in 1913
- Herbert & Eunice had Raymond Herbert Wilton (1918-1997) who married Islay McPhee, a daughter of John 'Jack' McPhee & Emily Elizabeth Wilton (1888-1918) who was a daughter of Henry Robert Wilton (1857-1940) who was a brother of this Herbert Martin Wilton
ROSINA next married Charles Edward SOWMAN (1868-1920) in 1911
- son of Alfred SOWMAN & Jane Eliza MATTHEWS
- Charles Edward Sowman died 8 Sep 1920 aged 52
- he is buried AA2-C-48 Hamilton East
ROSINA next married George Presley HUTCHEON (1884-1937) in 1921
- George Presley Hutcheon died 24 Sep 1937 aged 53
- he is buried AA2-C-48 Hamilton East


... 3
1881 - 1934 Henry John Frederick Harding

- Henry married Jane Rainie (?) SCOTT in 1901
- their known children:
1904 - Henry Frederick Harding
1906 - William Ronald Harding
1908 - Florence Rosina Rebecca Harding
- Henry remarried to Ella Maud NEWELL (nee COOK) in 1922
HENRY died 19 November 1934 aged 52
ELLA died 3 June 1971 aged 84 buried Plot 98, Public Lawn Area Otaki


... 4
1883 - 1943 Elizabeth Sarah Harding

- Elizabeth married Hart Grose WELLINGTON (1878-1949) in 1901
- their known children:
1902 - James Arthur Wellington
- James married Edith Mable Barnes in 1927
1904 - Ada Mary Wellington
1905 - Emlen Rosina Wellington
- Emlen married Colin Alfred Boult in 1930
1910 - Frederick John Wellington


... 5
1884 - 1961 Augustus William Harding

- Augustus married Emily LEONARD in 1910
- he next married Levina Maude SYKES (1888-1964) in 1931


... 6
1886 - 1957 Frederick Thomas Harding

- Frederick was a Carrier in Masterton
- he married Hilda Annie COLLINS in 1908
- their known children:
1909 - Florence Eva Harding
1912 - 1976 Baden Neil Harding
- Baden is buried in Masterton
HILDA died 1 August 1953 aged 65
FREDERICK died 26 April 1957 aged 70
- they are buried Row 17, Plan VIII at Archer Street, Masterton


... 7
1888 - 1953 Ransom Finlay Harding

RANSOM died 28 October 1953 aged 66


... 8
1889 - ? Alice Emma Harding

- Alice married Sidney Norman ANDERSON (1889-1941) in 1912


... 9
1891 - John Harding

- John married Elsie May SOWMAN (1888-) in 1912
- daughter of Alfred SOWMAN & Jane Eliza MATTHEWS


... 10
1893 - 1972 Walter Harding

WALTER died 14 December 1972 aged 79
- he is buried Plot WH, Row 30, Area Plan II at Archer street, Masterton


... 11
1896 - ? Edith Iris Harding

- Edith married John Leslie LAW (1894-1967) in 1917
- 1 of 9 children (4 sons) of Robert Alexander LAW & Elizabeth MURDOCH


... 12
1898 - 1875 George Alfred Harding

- born 10 August 1898
- George married Nora MUDGWAY (1897-1971) in 1917
- daughter of Richard MUDGWAY & Anne RICHMOND of the Hutt
GEORGE died 19 August 1975 aged 77


... 13
1900 - 1927 Hart Baden Harding

HART died 27 January 1927 aged 26
28 Jan 1927 - The death occurred to-day at Riddler's crescent, Petone, of Mr H. B. Harding, after a long and serious illness, Deceased, who was a son of Mrs R. Harding, was born at Masterton, and resided at Petone for the last ten years. He took a prominent part in rowing and musical circles
29 Jan 1927 - The Friends of the late Hart Baden Harding are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave No. 45, Riddler's crescent, Petone, Sunday, 30th January, 1827, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Cemetery


... 14
1903 - 1980 Florence Matilda Harding

- Florence married Wiremu 'William' Kawenata TITO (1890-1979) in 1927


Frederick Thomas Harding died 24 June 1913 aged 67
Wairarapa daily Times, 24 June 1917 - In Loving Memory of Frederick Thomas Harding, who departed this life June 24th, 1913.
A face much loved but sadly missed
A smile that was so bright
From weary care and earthly pain
His soul has winged its flight
- Inserted by his loving wife

Rosina Wright Harding died 19 May 1838 aged 81
- they are buried Row 6, Area Plan V at Archer street cemetery, Masterton

Frederick William Mead DOWSETT + Mary Ann HARRIS - Wellington & Eketahuna

Frederick William Mead DOWSETT (1841-1914)
- was born in Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex to Abraham DOWSETT & Ann MEAD
- he arrived in Wellington 15 May 1857 with his parents & 8 siblings on the ALMA
- his father died in 1870 from drowning in the Wellington Harbour

Frederick married Mary Ann HARRIS 3 Dec 1863 at st Pauls Wellington
- Mary Ann was a daughter of Luke HARRIS & Charlotte NEWMAN who arrived in Wellington 17 Feb 1842 on the CLIFTON
- her father died in 1878 when he 'fell' off the roof of the Empire Hotel in Masterton. Foul play was suspected


FREDERICK & MARY ANN had 13 CHILDREN in Tinakori Rd Wellington

... 1
1864 - 1912 Frederick William Mead Dowsett

- Frederick married Gertrue Catherine ALLINGTON in 1886 in Wellington
- Gertrude 'ran off' to Utah to become a Mormon
- Grederick next married Laura Fredricka FREDRICKSEN 1897 in Wellington
- he died in Eketahuna, buried Mangaoranga


... 2
1866 - 1866 Walter Dowsett

- Walter died aged 2 weeks


... 3
1867 - 1924 Abraham David Dowsett

- Abraham married Mary Elizabeth MAIDMENT in 1895
- Abraham next married Charlotte Ellen SMITH


... 4
1867 - 1947 Emily Elizabeth Dowett

- Emily married Albert George EDMONDS in 1890 in Eketahuna
- they are buried in Mangaoranga cemetery


... 5
1869 - 1937 John Henry Dowsett

- John married Alice Jane RODDIS in 1891
- they lived in Petone


... 6
1869 - 1950 Walter Dowsett

- Walter married Alice ASHDOWN in 1902
- he is buried in Newman Eketahuna


... 7
1870 - 1932 Sarah Ann Dowsett

- Sarah married Alexander Robert JOHNSON in 1895


... 8
1871 - 1931 Charlotte Dowsett

- Charlotte married John COOPER in 1892


... 9
1873 - 1874 Rosina Dowsett

- Rosina died 25 Feb 1874 aged 1 in Wellington


... 10
1874 - 1874 Alice Levina Dowsett

- Alice died 22 March 1874 aged 1 in Wellington


... 11
1876 - 1886 Albert John Dowsett

- Albert died aged 10 in Wellington


... 12
1879 - 1879 George Ernest Dowsett

- George died aged 5 days in Wellington


... 13
1882 - 1940 Ernest George Percival Dowsett

- Ernest married Janice Elizabeth ANGOVE in 1907
- they are buried Grave 37C, Block 22 in Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville
Headstone Inscription:
In loving memory of Percy, beloved husband of Janie Dowsett. Died 30th Aug. 1940, aged 58 years. And his loved wife Janie, died 1st Jan. 1968, aged 81 years


Frederick William Mead DOWSETT died 15 Sep 1914 aged 73
- he is buried PLOT 14 - SECTION: MAIN at Newman Cemetery Eketahuna
Mary Ann DOWSETT died 24 Aug 1937 aged 92
- she is buried with Frederick



PHOTO
Headstone Inscription: In memory of Dowsett, F.H.M. 15.9.1914, 70. Postmaster.


Frederick WILLISCROFT + Mary TWIGG - Staffordshire to Ashhurst

FREDERICK WOOLLISCROFT (later changed to WILLISCROFT 1829-1903)
- was born in Colton, Rudeley, Staffordshire, 7 July 1829


MARY TWIGG (1834-1928)
- was born in Colton, Rudeley, Staffordshire


FREDERICK & MARY married in 1853 in Colton, Staffordshire
- he was 24 and she was 19

they had 2 children in England then on 24 Sep 1856 they left Liverpool on the ill-fated OLIVER LANG

... The Oliver Lang was built in Quebec and on her maiden voyage to Liverpool was wrecked at Bantry Bay in southern Ireland. It was got off and repaired and sailed to New Zealand as above.
There are two stories of what happened next but either way, once she had reached New Zealand safely she was once again wrecked (maybe blown ashore by a squall), she was then condemned and remained there until she broke up.

After farming at Waiwhetu, near Lower Hutt, at some time Frederick and his family moved north to the Wairarapa where he once again farmed after clearing land from the bush in Carterton - his last 3 children were born there ... Later they moved further north to the Manawatu.
- He died 25 years before her and they are buried together in Ashhurst.

23 Dec 1903 - The remains of the late Frederick Williscroft were interred in the Ashhurst cemetery on Monday afternoon. Many residents paid their last respects by following the remains to the graveside. An impressive burial service was conducted by the Rev. Woodward, both in the Church of England and at the graveside. Deceased, who had reached the ripe ofd age of 74 years, was a native of Staffordshire, England, and had resided in the colony for close on 50 years and he was well-known as one of the early settlers in the Wairarapa. He leaves a wife and grown-up family of ten, with whom much sympathy is felt.


the 11 CHILDREN of Frederick & Mary Williscroft

... 1
1854 - 1935 Sarah Anne Williscroft
- born in Colton, Staffordshire
- married Reuben BENGE (1849-1919) in 1871 in Woodside, Greytown
- son of David James BENGE & Matilda Philadelphia ROBERTS
- Sarah died 20 June 1935 in Carterton aged 81 & buried in Clareville


... 2
1855 - 1928 Catherine Lavinia Williscroft
- born in Colton, Staffordshire
- married John Henry ROBERTS (1846-1931) in 1873 in Woodside, Greytown when she was 18 and he was 27. They had 3 (known) children in the Wairarapa. They were divorced. John is buried in Hamilton East
- she married John WILKS (1862-1931) in 1886 in Woodville when she was 31 and he was 24
- they had 3 (known) children
- Catherine died 18 May 1928 in Stratford aged 72 & buried in Kopuatama
- John died 17 April 1931 (2 weeks after her 1st husband) & buried with Catherine


... 3
1858 - 1949 Mary Williscroft
- born in Lower Hutt
- married William FRANCIS in 1878 in Wellington & had 7 children
- Mary died 20 May 1949 in Palmerston North & buried Kelvin Grove


... 4
1860 - 1910 Alice Willicroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- married Charles 'Carl' ERICKSON (1848-1930) in 1878
- had at least 2 children
- Alice died 7 Oct 1910 in Upper Hutt aged 50


... 5
1862 - 1923 Frederick Williscroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- married Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL in 1882 & had 3 children
- he next married Annie DILLON (1868-1911) in 1894 & had 9 children
- Annie and her twin sister Bessie came to NZ from Ireland
- Frederick next married Ruth SMITH in 1912
- Frederick died 21 Aug 1923 in Mokau aged 60


... 6
1864 - 1865 Joseph William Williscroft
- born 4 Feb 1864 in Upper Hutt
- Joeph died 21 March 1865 in Upper Hutt aged 13 months


... 7
1868 - 1951 Elizabeth Ellen Williscroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- Elizabeth married her Father's (Frederick Woolliscroft 1829-1902), brother's (George Woolliscroft 1820-1881) son (stepson ?) William Henry MASON-WILLISCROFT (1855-1926) in 1885


... 8
1870 - 1957 Emma May Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married WIlliam George Arthur WILKS (1871-1925) 1893 in Ashhurst
- they had 5 children


... 9
1872 - 1926 Alfred Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married Lily PENNEFATHER (1875-1954) in 1899


... 10
1875 - 1965 Rose Evelyn Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married David Dunlop CURRIE (1864-1945) in 1896
- son of Robert CURRIE (1839-1898) & Annie DUNLOP (1839-1891)
- they had 5 children


... 11
1876 - ? Jane Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married Arthur Alexander CURRIE (1870-1934) in 1894
- they had 6 children




PHOTO
GRAVE of Frederick & Mary Williscroft
PLOT 017, BLOCK 020, AREA AH at Ashhurst


Fredrick PIRANI - Palmerston North Journalist - 1884

Frederick PIRANI (3 December 1858 - 26 October 1926) was a New Zealand politician. He was Member of the House of Representatives for Palmerston from 1893 to 1902, first as a Liberal, then as an Independent. He was part of the Liberal Party's "left" (radical) wing


He was born in Prahan, Melbourne, Australia
He was the son of Henry Cohen PIRANI, a merchant, and his wife, Louisa LEVY.

The family moved to Hokitika, New Zealand, in 1864.

His father was a journalist, and later owner of the Manawatu Evening Standard. Pirani served his apprenticeship as a printer under John BALLANCE on the Wanganui Herald in the late 1870s, and later became a journalist

On 23 May 1879 at Napier he married Martha BERRY
- Martha was born in Auckland in 1861
- she died in July 1959 in Auckland aged 97

- they had 6 known children:
1880 - ? Percival Henry Samuel Pirani
- Percival married Isabel Annie Maud MORRISON from Cape Town in Thorndon, Wellington in February 1904

1883 - 1951 Frederick Jack Hamilton Pirani
- Frederick served in WWI as Private 8/1391 with the Otago Infantry Battalion 2nd Reinorcements. He enlisted from 64 Boulcott St, Wellington. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs Berry Pirani Kenilworth ??, 108 Hill Street, Wellington
- he married Dora Louise MURCH (1876-1950) in 1925. They lived in Levin but were later divorced

1884 - 1922 Louis Joe Pirani
- Louis married Ethel Louise MAHON in 1911 in Napier
- Louis died aged 38 in Feilding

1887 - 1909 Roy Alan Pirani
- Roy died aged 21 in Pukekohe, Auckland

1892 - Dorothy Stanley Pirani
- Dorothy married Ernest Lansdown PERRY in 1914

1895 - Marie Rita Cicely Pirani
- Marie married Stanley Albert FORRESTER in 1918


Within a few years Frederick returned to the South Island with his wife and young family, and in 1883 became a member of the Blenheim School Committee.
This was the start of his public career and a long involvement with education in New Zealand.

Frederick Pirani moved in 1884 to Palmerston North where, in the next two decades, he held many local offices. He was elected chairman of the Palmerston School Committee in the 1880s, and was a long-serving member of the Wanganui Education Board from 1895. That year he was appointed to the Middle District of New Zealand University College Council, which was charged with governing a proposed university college at Wellington, and in 1903 he became a member of the Palmerston North High School board of governors. His interests were not confined to education:
* he was a borough councillor (188891 and 19013),
* member of the Wellington Land Board (189396),
* president of the Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association in 1897, and at one time
* chairman of the Palmerston North Licensing Committee.

** In 1891 he and his brother David purchased the Manawatu Standard.

** Frederick's wife, Martha Pirani, wrote editorials for the newspaper.


Frederick Pirani lived in Wellington for the last years of his life and was chairman of the Kelburn School Committee.

Frederick and Martha Pirani were divorced in July 1922, and Frederick married Isabella Iris Helen DOER (1891-1980 nee Voght), who was also recently divorced, on 27 September 1922 at Wellington.
- Isabella was the 3rd of 5 children of Adolf Elinar Reinhold VOGHT & Annie JOHNSTON. Isabella had married Charles Marcus DOER in 1908 and had at least 2 children, Ronadl Edward Doer in 1908 & Mavis Anne Doer in 1909)

- Martha did not remarry. She lived till aged 97

a son of Frederick & Isabella 'Iris' was:
1923 - 1944 Frederick Bryan Pirani
- born in Wellington, Frederick served in WWII as Pilot Officer NZ414674 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 20 Squadron. He died on active service in India during the Burma Campaigne on 18 Feb 1944 aged 20. Column 445 & 446, Singapore Memorial, Kranji War


Frederick Pirani was elected to the Wellington Education Board shortly before his death on 26 October 1926. He was survived by his second wife, two daughters and two sons of his first marriage, and a son of his second marriage

Frederick died in Wellington in 1926 aged 68
- he is buried in PLOT 384 H at Karori

Isabella Helen Iris died 24 October 1980 aged 89
- she was cremated at Karori


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